UFC Vegas 43: Miesha Tate and Ketlen Vieira Headline A Snoozer Of A Fight Night

After a run of phenomenally exciting cards, UFC Vegas 43 was an absolute stinker, featuring just a single finish, and a bunch of fights that were dull on paper, and owrse in practice. Check out all the the "highlights" after the jump.

Ketlen Vieira def. Miesha Tate via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47)

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In an appropriately dull fight, atop an incredibly dull card, Ketlen Vieira outstruck Miesha Tate over five rounds. Tate was clearly outgunned at range, and made no attempt to get the fight into a different phase, so the fight just slipped away from her as it progressed. Not a good fight at all, highlighted by some incredibly poor commentary from Daniel Cormier.

Sean Brady def. Michael Chiesa via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

In a close competitive bout, Sean Brady continued his undefeated run, by out grappling Michael Chiesa. Chiesa was doing quite well in the standing portions of the fight, and busting up Brady's nose. However, Brady's grappling was just too much, as he got repeated takedowns, and got to Chiesa's back in each round. A very solid win, that launches Brady into the top 10.

Taila Santos def. Joanne Wood via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) (Rd 1 4:41)

This card finally has a finish! Taila Santos dropped Joanne Wood midway through the first, with a heavy overhand right hand, and followed up with some ground and pound before finding the choke near the end of the first stanza.

Rani Yahya def Kyung Ho Kang via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Rani Yahya utilized his decades of MMA experience to out craft Kyung Ho Kang in a fight where he seemed massively outgunned on the feet. Yahya seemed hurt in each round, and was knocked down in the first and third rounds. However, Kang followed him to the ground, and had no prayer hanging with the Brazilian grappling ace once the fight hit the mat.

Adrian Yanez def. Davey Grant via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 27-30)

In an excellent back and forth bout, Adrian Yanez busted up Davey Grant's face, and used his action standup style he's come to be known for to out pace his British opponent. On a card that badly needed some action, both these men came to fight, and this was an excellent bout. The 30-27 Grant scorecard is an egregiously bad card, no chance Grant won every round.

Pat Sabatini def. Tucker Lutz via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

In a brilliant display of grappling, Pat Sabatini completely outclassed Tucker Lutz getting him to the ground with ease, and gaining back control for long stretch of each round. Sabatini is a next level grappler, and one to watch. Tho Sabatini looked impressive, there was still not finish, and this card is absolutely crying out for one.

Rafa Garcia def. Natan Levy via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

In yet another grinding and fairly dull bout on this card, Rafa Garcia defeated Natan Levy. Levy seemed like he was throwing with more power, but Garcia's relentless grappling was able to control the majority of the bout. A finish would be very nice to see on this card.

Loopy Godinez def. Loma Lookboonmee via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

In a classic striker vs grappler matchup, Loopy Godinez was able to consistently score takedowns on Loma Lookboonmee and get the decision victory. This was Godinez' third fight in the last 42 days, and she expressed interest in getting back in there as quick as possible. With that type of activity level, she'll become a UFC favorite very quickly.

Cody Durden def. Aoriqileng via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

In a high paced flyweight bout, Cody Durden got the decision over China's Aoriqileng. Durden came out hot in the first round, and looked like he was in danger of burning his gas tank, but was able to fight back in the 3rd and get a key takedown to secure the decision.

Shayilan Nuerdanbieke def. Sean Soriano via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

In another pretty dull fight, Shayilan Nuerdanbieke largely dominated Sean Soriano in the grappling sequences that dominated the fight. Soriano was able to impressively sprawl in the first round, but after that Nuerdanbieke was able to get the takedowns and control the fight. The highlight was a big back suplex that Nuerdanbieke hit, but aside from that a real snooze.

Luana Pinheiro def. Sam Hughes via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

In a very dull fight to start the card off, Luana Pinheiro won a decision over Sam Hughes. Pinheiro came out well in the first notably hitting two high amplitude Judo throws, and some heavy blitzing attacks. However she seemed to tire as the fight progressed, and Sam Hughes just wasn't able to apply enough pressure in the third. Quite dull.

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